Medik8 Hydr8 Night

Reviewed by Jennifer on April 3, 2015

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Sadly, I have to report that Medik8 Hydr8 Night ($36) did not work well for me. My initial concern was with the heavy fragrance. It has a very strong and overwhelming perfume that is not pleasant and reminds me of an old-fashioned cold cream. More problematic, however, was that it made my face feel slightly tingly and irritated. I am not sure if that was from the fragrance, but I feel strongly that unnecessary perfumes don’t belong in skin care, and that a tingling sensation doesn't mean a product is working—only that it is irritating your skin.

I did stick with it, though, just to see if there were any positive aspects that might make continued use worth it. This product is marketed, as the name would suggest, as a deeply hydrating night cream. Perfect, I initially assumed, for my dry, dehydrated 40-year-old skin this winter. Unfortunately for me, this wasn’t nearly hydrating enough. I wasn’t even able to get away with using this during the day. After putting it on, about 15 minutes later, my skin would feel dry and tight again. I found this to be particularly strange since on Medik8’s website it specifically states, “eliminates the uncomfortable feeling of tight skin” as one of the benefits. Other benefits claimed to include making lines and wrinkles appear smoother and re-densifying skin. Unfortunately, I saw neither of these improvements. Despite these downfalls, I will say that the consistency was nice, light and almost gel-like, and it absorbed well. For someone with normal or combination skin, this might be sufficient for them.

Overall, because of the strong fragrance, insufficient hydration and possible skin irritating properties, I can’t recommend this product.